What is the next best thing to racing?
Cheering at a race!
Yesterday, I had the privilege of cheering at the first cheering station of the Komen 3 Day walk. Ever heard of it? Twenty miles a day, three days in a row. How badass is that?!
A friend from high school, Keri, who I keep in touch with on Facebook has been walking the 3 Day for the past three years. Her mother is a two-time breast cancer survivor. (WOOT WOOT!) I happened to be in town the same weekend of the walk, so I headed on down to the cheering station to cheer on Keri and her team, the Milkers and Shakers (and everyone else who walked by).
|The Milkers and Shakers (Keri is in the middle)|
This event is so cool. I loved seeing so many women supporting other women. There were lots of men too and most of them were wearing pink. I saw one older gentleman who had spray painted his beard pink, another guy with a pink mohawk and yet another wearing a bright pink bra over his shirt.
Well, there were tits all over the place at the 3 Day walk! And, to be perfectly honest, it seemed totally appropriate.
This is a really fun event, supporting an issue that is anything but fun. Breast cancer is so scary and real and, all too often, so devastating, I think we, as humans, need to make light of it sometimes as a coping mechanism.
There were some cute and clever team names other than Tit Crew (which is pretty clever, even if I'm not a fan of the tit part):
- Save the Toucans (get it? Two cans? I got a serious chuckle out of that one)
- Bodacious Tatas
- Blushing and Bashful Boobs
- 60 Mile Men (an all men's team -- good for them!)
- No More Naughty Nockers
It was so awe inspiring to see a whole community coming together to celebrate survivors, honor those who lost their battles and to raise money to help find a cure.
To all of the participants of the 3 Day walk, yesterday, today and tomorrow: you are an inspiration. Thank you for making a difference.
Have you ever walked a 3 Day? Or do you know anyone who has? Would you ever want to? After seeing part of the event yesterday, I totally want to do it. I sent my friend, Kate, a text saying so. Her reply: "you're crazy". I think we already knew that. ;-)